Hollywood has lost one of its greatest talents. According to the Wall Street Journal, actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment. He was 46.
The New York Police Department is currently investigating the cause of death. But the actor was found in the bathroom of his apartment by a screenwriter, who called 911.
Hoffman won an Academy Award for best actor for playing Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote. He was also popular in the theatre scene, starring in plays like “Death of a Salesman” and directing others like “In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings.”
As a film fan whose seen several of Hoffman’s movies, my personal favourites of his are Boogie Nights and Almost Famous. According to his IMDB page, he was still in the middle of filming his parts as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2.
Of course, it’s still early in the investigations. But as for now, the only thing we can offer are our condolences to his friends and family. What a great talent lost.